Agro Belgrade 2020, the first international specialized fruit and wine growing and vegetable fair in Serbia, was held at the Belgrade Fair from 30 January until 1st February.
Agro Belgrade is a combination of an exhibition fair and a conference and brought together over 500 producers and purchasers of fruits and vegetables, cooperatives, manufacturers of equipment and machinery, seed houses, nurseries, experts in the field of protection and nutrition of plants and inputs for agricultural production and others.
“Agro Belgrade aims to become a leading event in the field of fruit growing, viticulture and vegetable growing and a major venue for the exchange of knowledge, experience and business opportunities for the Western Balkans and Southeast Europe. With more than 500 exhibitors and a three-day conference attended by numerous experts who will talk about export prospects, trends in production and packaging, technical and digital achievements in agriculture, agricultural financing, agro careers and other topics, we are sure that Agro Belgrade will achieve the goal and that they will confirm their importance year after year,” Vladimir Zivanovic, director of the Agro Belgrade fair, said at the opening.
Milinko Velickovic, Secretary of the Economy of the City of Belgrade, said: “The Secretariat for the Economy of the City of Belgrade is investing significant financial resources for the development of agriculture intended for the improvement of fruit and vegetable production, for the procurement of machinery, as well as for beekeeping. Agriculture is a big development opportunity for the city of Belgrade, as shown by the subsidies it gives to registered agricultural producers. We support all events and fairs that contribute to the development of the city’s agriculture, including the first International Fruit, Viticulture and Vegetable Fair, AgroBelgrade 2020. ”
“Agro Belgrade is a new event format that encompasses a complete value chain, from production through technology to product placement. The focus is on advanced agriculture and modern production and processing systems, which is necessary for a better appearance of Serbia in foreign markets and to make a more decisive step from traditional to professional production,” said Branislav Nedimovic, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management.
“One of the important aspects of this fair is education, that is, the improvement of the knowledge of industry representatives in order to improve their business and thus reach new markets. In addition, such events draw the public’s attention to the potential of domestic production and the need for integration in the local and international markets. These are the main reasons for our support for these initiatives,” said USAID Competitive Economy Project Director Aleksandar Pavlovic.
The main partners of the Agro Belgrade 2020 Fair are the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, the City of Belgrade Secretariat of Economy and the USAID Competitive Economy Project.